The game of football is being ruined by the technology that was meant to make it better. The use of VAR has become a thing of ridicule, as there has been no change of performance from referees week in week out, as they completely rely on their emotions and club affiliations to poorly determine the outcome of football matches.
Today was a do or die encounter for both Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, and with Madrid chasing the game they needed a boost to activate their energy levels. Once they got that boost after there was a clear drag on by the Chelsea's captain Azpiculeta hindering him from chasing a ball through on goal. The event was not even checked, and several football pundits believed it to be a clear infringement to the Atletico striker.
The second happened when Antoine Rudiger used his shoulder to recklessly push Luis Suarez to the ground, when the Uruguayan was through on goal. this time the referee gestured to him to stand up, alleging that it was a mere test for strength. Who tests for strength while in the penalty box?
A post from Goal on their Twitter handle concerning the two incidents, shows how poorly officiating has been in the premier league, and how Diego Simeone would be feeling when he and his players take the trip back to their home country Spain. Hopefully they would not have to worry too much as they are currently the table toppers in La liga.
It was poor officiating from the referee on duty today, and Chelsea can be happy that at the end they are going home with a massive 3-0 win on aggregate and into the quarter finals of the UCL, but they should also bear in mind that they received a big boost from the referee on duty for the night.
Content created and supplied by: ItzSwayne (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More